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Barrier Island

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Barrier Island

What weighs down this sandy wisp
between a bay and ocean
is not a causeway, not the press
of footed towers, nor the tread
of bare and browning bathers
on its narrow, wet, khaki-colored beaches --
It is the weight of air, cloudless, clear
but heavy air -- blue in the depths --
that arches overhead;
and it is the sizzle of minor surf
along the island's edges,
dampening sand, to stick upon the sea
like a licked stamp upon a letter.
The men, roads, and condos all may seem
to wrest control from nature and its weather;
but, we, who've spent some years here,
know better.

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  1. Date: 1/5/2012 8:12:00 AM
    The visuals you present are very interesting. I've always been land locked.

  1. Date: 6/10/2011 12:29:00 PM
    Light airy refreshing. A Lovely read. I wish I could find that lightest of touches but I seem to dig to deep.Yes hope ore people hit upon this and more. Love it. Good luck. Rgds I Ian

  1. Date: 6/8/2011 9:03:00 PM
    this is so poetic, Leo. you are quite talented. I hope more people might see this one. Free verse at its finest.